in Focus: Virgin Galactic inaugurates...

in Focus: Virgin Galactic inaugurates Spaceport America as primary operational base

There are 2 comments on the Flight Global story from Nov 10, 2011, titled in Focus: Virgin Galactic inaugurates Spaceport America as primary operational base. In it, Flight Global reports that:

Having rappelled halfway down the hanger building to join a midair dance troupe, Richard Branson uncorked a bottle of champagne, took a swig and formally inaugurated the newest spaceport, Spaceport America .

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#1 Nov 15, 2011
"A dozen or so protesters greeted attendees of the recent dedication ceremony, holding up signS mostly to do with the excessive water use..."

NO: MOSTLY ABOUT THE FACT THAT JIM AND SYLVIA SMITH HAVE NO WATER BECAUSE OF "THE EXCESSIVE WATER USE."

NO WATER=NO LIFE: OCCUPY SPACEPORT

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#2 Nov 15, 2011
If you read the whole article, you will see by context that some industry insiders believe that Spaceport America as a passenger hub, might actually be a less desirable location compared to other spaceports more proximal to the North American coastline. It makes sense to me.

If one could possibly land somewhere other than a radioactive inland desert 35 miles from the nearest Wal-Mart; with no other intelligent life for dozens of miles around you, wouldn't you at least desire to be somewhere near a minimally-qualified and properly-staffed trauma facility?

Before answering this question, please think like a billionaire... or his insurance agent... or his stock broker... or his Senator, etc.

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